RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- The Saudi-led coalition, involved in a war in Yemen, announced on Tuesday, the removal of more than 2,020 landmines from Yemeni territories, Al AKhbariya local TV reported.

The spokesperson of the coalition, Col. Turki Al Maliki, highlighted that, the removal of the landmines was part of the MASAM project (Project for Landmines Clearance).

The Saudi Project for Landmines Clearance in Yemen, was launched in the middle of this year, to remove mines ranging from anti-personnel mines, to other explosive devices and un-exploded ordnance.

The project MASAM is part of a 40-million U.S. dollar-initiative, launched by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre.

The project aims to remove mines left behind by the Houthi militias, in the past 12 months, and to train 400 Yemeni experts to do so as well.

The spokesperson also highlighted that, the Houthis have targeted the kingdom with 205 missiles, since the beginning of the war in Yemen, in 2015.

He also accused the militias of using civilians as human shields, to protect lands under their control from air strikes.


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